Journal Article

A 10 year survey of the antimicrobial susceptibility of urinary tract isolates in the UK: the Microbe Base project.

T G Winstanley, D I Limb, R Eggington and F Hancock

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Published on behalf of British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Volume 40, issue 4, pages 591-594
Published in print October 1997 | ISSN: 0305-7453
Published online October 1997 | e-ISSN: 1460-2091 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/40.4.591
A 10 year survey of the antimicrobial susceptibility of urinary tract isolates in the UK: the Microbe Base project.

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Microbe Base is a national computerized database comprising in excess of 1.7 million patient records down-loaded from the laboratory computer systems of 61 participating UK laboratories over 10 years. This paper highlights the antimicrobial susceptibilities of organisms isolated from the urinary tract which comprise around 50% of all isolates in the database. These data may be used to determine trends in antimicrobial susceptibilities; to formulate local antibiotic policies; to compare local with national data and, overall, to assist clinicians in the rational choice of antibiotic therapy and to prevent misuse, or overuse, of antibiotics.

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Subjects: Medical Oncology ; Critical Care

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